"I thought of you today. My thoughts always seem to stray somehow, and that’s where my mind goes. That’s where my mind goes. And I know that heaven is where you are. I haven’t figured it all out. It’s just what I know. It’s just what I know."
–It’s Just What I know ©2018 Bill Scorzari
Often likened to the voices of Tom Waits and Sam Baker, and the lyricism and delivery of John Moreland and John Prine, No Depression calls New York based, singer-songwriter, Bill Scorzari "...a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly." "Bill Scorzari has a lived-in voice that says, 'Listen to these songs. They spring from the earth and the ocean with an open heart and the wisdom of experience.’" John Platt (WFUV).
On the very day that Bill Scorzari was born, Bill’s dad (a preeminent New York Trial Attorney), met with the Dean of his law-school alma mater, and together, the two friends completed a “mock” application for young Bill’s immediate enrollment as a student of the law. Some twenty-seven years later, Bill graduated from that very same law school and began his legal career. The long and formative passage by which Bill was destined to follow in the footsteps and ethos of his proud father, eventually found him finding his own way and making his own footprints upon it in the New York State and Federal Courts, as Bill engaged his determined focus on protecting the legal rights of others.
The later passing of Bill’s dad at the age of 91 marked the beginning of a time of profound change. Having always walked a parallel path guided by his inner passion for music and the arts (a passion which Bill’s mom and dad also shared and nurtured in him) Bill shifted his focus away from the law’s daily doses of contested matters of the mind, and set a new course for that path—a rebirth—100% devoted to exploration and expression of the human condition through music, and to the dawning of Bill’s now full immersion in such matters of the heart.
Bill's most recent release, a full length album titled 'Through These Waves,' was produced by Jonah Tolchin and recorded, mixed and mastered in just 14 days at the famed Bomb Shelter Studios in East Nashville, Tennessee. Musicians performing on the album with Bill Scorzari include Joachim Cooder, Will Kimbrough, Chris Scruggs, Kim Richey, Laur Joamets, Eamon Mclaughlin, Brent Burke, Kyle Tuttle, John Estes, and more. In the first week of it’s release, the critically acclaimed 'Through These Waves” rose straight to #1 on the Americana Music Association’s Most-Added-Radio-Stations Top-50 chart, and subsequently landed on many Top-Albums-of-2017 lists, including Folk Alley and Elmore Magazine.
“Tom Waits or Malcolm Holcombe... Scorzari’s voice is in that neighborhood but still stands apart. …thoughtful, cinematically shaped songs that continue to resonate after repeated listens. Yes, this is a 'must hear' for singer-songwriter aficionados." -Elmore Magazine
“Scorzari sings, but his version of singing is more of the spoken poetry…that Sam Baker has perfected over the course of four albums and innumerable gigs. ... You listen and think, Yes—I’ve felt that…” Fervor Coulee.
“Artists that have this ability are rare—Waits, Dylan, Cohen, and today’s John Moreland and Jason Isbell….” Lonesome Banjo Chronicles.
“…That voice will make you pay attention to lyrics that can turn a phrase, make you think, or make you thankful that there’s someone out there to relate to.” Medium
In January, 2019 Bill Scorzari will begin recording his third full-length album of original music, with an anticipated mid to late 2019 release date.
Bill has shared performance billings with Billy Strings, Frank Fairfield, Tom Marion, Zak Sokolow, Jonah Tolchin, Jenni Lyn Gardner (Della Mae), Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Twisted Pine and others, and has opened for Whiskey Meyers (The Shop, NYC) and Big Country (The Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY).
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